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Psalms 119:63

    Psalms 119:63 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I keep company with all your worshippers, and those who have your orders in their memory.

    Webster's Revision

    I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.

    World English Bible

    I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that observe thy precepts.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:63

    I am a companion - This was the natural consequence of his own conversion; he abandoned the workers of iniquity, and associated with them that feared the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:63

    I am a companion of all them that fear thee - I find my associates and friends among those who worship thee; not with the profane and the wicked. "A man is known by the company that he keeps;" and it is an evidence of piety when we seek our companions and friends among the pious. It shows where the heart is; what the preferences are; what are the tastes; what is the real condition of the soul. We seek our friends in accordance with our tastes and preferences; our love to God is indicated by our love to his friends. Compare Psalm 139:21-22.

    And of them that keep thy precepts - That obey thy law. On the sentiment here, compare the notes at Psalm 1:1. A man may determine much in regard to his own character by asking himself what is the character of his chosen friends and companions. A member of a church should regard it as a dark sign against himself in regard to his piety, if his chosen friends are taken from the world, and not from the professed friends of God; if he finds more pleasure in their society, and in the scenes where they meet, than he does in the society of Christians however humble, or in places where they assemble for prayer and praise.